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in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there today. it is the -- it's for the virginia vish virginia's 45th district. three men are running t
and michelle obama on the list of first day speakers. we'll have more from charlotte coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> people are still talking about clint eastwood's speech at the republican convention. he was given topics by the romney campaign but the rest was up to him. that empty chair he was talking to, he added that on his own at the last minute. romney called the speech, quote, unique. >>> to belle chasse where rescue crews are going door to door. the area was hit hard by flooding. this morning the water is receding giving a clearer look at the damage. george howell is in belle chasse this morning. george, good morning. what are we learning about the search and rescue efforts there? >> randi, good morning. we know search and rescue operations according to an official i just spoke with start from sun up to sundown today. they will continue that here in plaquemines parish. i want to make sure you understand we're talking about east bank and west bank. the slivers of land that run parallel to the mississippi river out to the mouth of the mississippi, a lot of the focus, a lot of t
. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
.c. at the pentagon and president barack obama as well as first lady michelle obama and leon panetta participated in a wreathe laying ceremony and ceremonies continue at the world trade center site and a memorial there. now again, we are also thinking about the people with the san francisco plane where the shanksville plane with those who fought back and there were lat turns left there. now the san francisco fire department is getting ready to honor victims with a special ceremony in just about 40 minutes. tara moriarty has more on what they are doing in san francisco to remember the lives lost in 9/11. >>> well garage doors just went up and everybody is ready and the fire truck will be pulled up shortly and folks are gearing up near 19th and folsom and they will put the flag at half-time. the lights were up this morning and before 7:00 this morning all 43 firehouses will hold ceremonies to remember the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. if you would like to observe and honor the fallen in new york city and flight 93 the public is welcome at local fire stations. >> it will be somber and h
and michelle obama observed a moment of silence. they paused at 5:46 our time. that's the time the hijackers crashed the first plane into the world trade center. the president and first lady then attended the ceremony at the pentagon. earlier this morning, firefighters unfurled an american flag there, just as they did on september 12th, 2001. you may remember that. 184 people were killed when hijackers crashed american airlines flight 77 into the pentagon. the same number of metal benches now sit at a memorial outside that government building. also this morning, the president and first lady lay the wreath to mark this 11th anniversary. 7:32. about 30 minutes ago. san jose's fire chief honored the memories of those first responders who died in the 9/11 attacks. allie rasmus is live in san jose now with the details about that and about other special events. >> reporter: we're at fire station 1 in san jose where the flag the mourning is draped over the memorial bell. you take a look apartment the flag here. it's at half-staff. about 20 minutes ago, 15 firefighters here and stations lieuout the
michelle obama gathered on the south lawn to observe a moment of silence. the president visited the pentagon in arlington national cemetery. this visit to the pentagon has become a bit of a tradition wend dal? >> the civilians and women were killed in the pentagon in addition to the 59 passengers and crew aboard the american airlines flight. it included a number of their loved ones. >> will never fully understand ow difficult it is to carry on. sum monday the strength and rebuild your lives. no matter how many years passed no matter how many times we come together on this hallowed ground know this. you will never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. >> after the ceremony the president and first lady visited section 60 of arlington national cemetery which is reserved for servicemen and women killed in iraq. >> the presidential campaign and the activity surrounding it are really on hold for this day. >> supposedly though republicans say one of the president's campaign advisors didn't get the message. mitt romney told the national guard association convention in if re
michelle obama at the white house observing that moment of silence. right now this is a live picture from new york city at ground zero where a memorial is getting underway right now as well there. you are looking at some of the family members of the victims this year what is unique is that just the family members will be reading names at the ceremony in remembrance. the world trade center the scene of the most massive losses nearly 3,000 americans lost their lives when the two towers fell. this year there will be no speeches at the site. at the national september 11th, memorial plaza from politicians, nothing political this year, just the family victims, you can see they are holding up pictures of their loved ones who died 11 years ago. they have a moment of silence here as well. there will be six, two to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, two to mark the time each tower fell and to mark the moments of attacks on the pentagon on flight 93. >> you saw the president, the first family he will head to virginia for a memorial at the pentagon some of the honor guard we saw lost coll
of their own convention and it really is sort of like a sugar high. you see somebody like michelle obama give such an incredible speech about her husband. i think anybody married to michelle obama would have gotten a bounce out of that speech. but this is not the type of thing sustainable if you have the kind of jobs numbers that president obama. we had great headlines friday morning coming out of the convention. by noon friday, all the headlines very, very negative on the jobs picture. it will be tough to sustain it. he'll have to keep pushing to keep them up. >> preceding the jobs number, anne, as we step back from the conventions, realistically, will anything that happen in either of those events have any lasting effect? >> i do think it's possible. certainly bill clinton's speech to the extent it reminded voters that these two presidents were part of the same party, they share a philosophy. there were parts of bill clinton's speech that diverged from some of the other speakers going after bain and after wall street. that was not president clinton's message. president clinton could be memo
sent out the first lady, michelle obama campaigning as hard as he is. she was down in greenville, north carolina, yesterday. first of all saying it's forward, not backward. >> we're going to turn around and go back to the same politics that got us into the hole in the first place? are we going to just sit back and watch everything we've worked for and fought for to just slip away? >> no! >> bill: she's a good campaigner. >> she's a good campaigner and she's in fine fetel. she really is. she is fighting for this gig. >> bill: that speech that she gave in charlotte -- >> it was really, really powerful! >> bill: very much. >> finest thing she's ever done. >> bill: remember in 2008, she was reluctant to join the battle. now she's a happy warrior out there. >> you almost think she likes her job. >> bill: a big asset i think. >> huge asset. her approval ratings are sky high. far higher than his which are not bad. but she's incredibly popular. incredibly popular. with everybody i think really except with the
accompanied by mrs. michelle obama, secretary leon panetta, and general dempsey and mrs. dempsey will pay special tribute to the allies lost on september 11, 2001 by wreath on the pentagon memorial. ♪ [bugle plays slow, mournful song] >> please direct your attention to the pentagon a moral flagpole to your right. in honor of page today and in remembrance of the 184 lives lost at the pentagon, the flag is flying at half staff. ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the united states. ♪ [playing "the star-spangled benneranner"] >> ladies and gentleman, the united states army chief of chaplain, major general. >> let us pray. remember the events of september 11, 2001. pray for all of those who greek today. for those who witnessed and survived the attack -- pray for all of those who grieve today. for those who witnessed and survived the attack, on a day when the worst visited our nation, our spirits were inspired what we saw at grand 0 and at the pentagon. we pray for the men and women who have been called to defend our country both at home and abroad. inspired by their legacy, we as
white house - resident obama and first lady michelle obama observe a moment of silence on the south lawn to mark the first plane collision with the world trade center 3 3 &p3 map belairfiber wilkensmap later this morning... friends and family will say goodbye to art modell... the former owner of the baltimore ravens... and the man who brought football back to baltimore. baltimore.his funeral is scheduled for 11:00.tomm rodgers is here with more on how he is being rememberrd today... lus your other top since his passinn last thursday... at the age of 877.. he city of baltimore has been honoring art moddll. during last night's home opener at m and t bank stadiuu... there was a moment of silence... silence...nats from game ttibute tribute it was tribute to the man who played an intrumental role in the n-f-l.negotiating the nfl-afl merger... helping to establish nfl films and pushing for mondaa night football.he moved his cleveland browns to baltimmre in 1996.and over the past few days... modell's family has been greeted by fans sharing their storiee... "they just said how much they
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
fuglesang. i'll be filling in for steph all week in spite of a very angry letter from michelle obama. i'm delighted to be here. we have great guests lined up today and all week long. really what matters most is that you the current viewer get your news from the only channel that matters and the only news girl that matters of course, i'm talking about the luminous and brilliant jacki schechner. good morning jacki. >> good morning, john, how are you? can you hear me? maybe he can't hear me. good morning everybody. there is no viable path to the presidency for mitt romney that does not include ohio and new poll numbers show that he's now losing to president obama in the key battleground state. the president holds a 5-point lead, this according to the public policy polling which is a democratic leaning outfit. but what's important about this is that mitt romney's campaigning in ohio today and at this point in the game, the numbers show he still has some significant work to do. president up 50 to 45. meanwhile, mitt romney ma
of barack obama's first-term record, and they are deploying him now in swing states, even more than michelle obama, he's probably the biggest asset they have. but life is long. you never know when you're going to end up, that these two men are now embracing to this extent. >> life is really long. >> you know, the president got a bounce at the convention, and it's arguable that clinton played a big part in that. we have this new pew research center poll that i found real estate interesting. it showed, when they were asking, what was the highlight of the democratic convention, 29% bill clinton's speech, 16% said the president's speech, and michelle obama's speech was at 15%. so does that also mean that there is a downside to having president clinton -- >> oh, you mean overshadowing -- you know, he -- everybody knows hays not the candidate. i think he's a great character witness for the candidate. i think there was a dangerous dangeat the convention of that kind of a result, because you want your candidate to shine, not the person who is testifying on your behalf to shine. but i think right now
. with bill press, and michelle obama and joe biden, and barack obama, and all the gang. and the democrats got a bump out of the convention. and oh, my god, tornados hitting new york city, for the first time that people could ever remember. texas raising the speed limit to 85 miles an hour. a big teacher's strike in chicago. and mitt romney flip flops on health care. what a way to start the week. anyway we'll talk about it all and take your calls at 866-55-press. good to see you today. i'm back with peter ogburn. dan henning. >> good to see you again. and our videographer gives the big wave. i left half of my voice in charlotte, i apologize. >> you did a lot of cheering and yelling. >> bill: but i didn't loose my voice at the nats game yesterday. i want you to know. i want to support my local team go see how good these guys really are. they looked like a high school team yesterday. come on. you can try to win. that's it. 8-0. >> i call it the strasburg curve. now that they set him down it sucks all of the life out of the team. >> bill: maybe. it was too bad. >> it was too nic
. >> wow. a busy morning ahead. our guests include michele flournoy, co-chair of the obama campaign nation security advisory committee. tiki barber, former player for the new york giants, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, ben cohen, co-founder of ben & jerry's ice cream and singer cyndi lauper. >> it is wednesday, september 26th. "starting point" beginning right now. first we have some news just in to cnn. two american soldiers in afghanistan were killed today in an attack by a suicide bomber. the attack happened in logar province just south of kabul, afghanistan's capital. a spokesman for the governor of logar said the suicide bomber detonated himself during a military operation. he also said one american soldier was injured. we will have more on this developing story as details come in. >>> a big day here in new york. iran's controversial leader will deliver his final address to the u.n. general assembly as president of that country. that address is today. mahmoud ahmadinejad is stirring up controversy before he even begins. he told reporters that israel will be eliminated from
carrying out the part of that story. there is president obama. the first lady, michelle obama as they come onto this really sacred place as they begin to do the wreath-placing at the pentagon [playing of "taps"] >> please direct your attention to the pentagon memorial flagpole to your right, in honor of patriot day, and in remembrance of the 184 lives lost at the pentagon, the flag is flying at half-staff. ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the united states. [playing of "the star-spangled banner"] [playing of the star-spangled banner] ♪ . >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states army chief of chaplains, major general donald rutherford. >> let us pray. oh, god our refuge and strength, our every present help in trouble, remember the events of september 11, 2001, we pray for all those who grief today. for those who witnessed and survived the attacks, those who came to rescue, to save and protect, all the souls who were lost, remembering especially those who names are eternally etched into this memorial, on a day when the worst was visited upon our nation, our spirits are foreve
of fell flat on the heels of michelle obama's speech but, of course, david axelrod and campaign aides have done the same thing saying they didn't think they were going to get much of a bounce out of the convention anyway. on the heels of these two conventions, we are nowhere different than where we were before the convention, very even going into the debates. we'll have a very level playing field on october 3rd. >> heather: president obama was given a heads-up as to what this jobs report would be prior to his speech which is normal. he knew it was coming. he is campaigning today in florida, a state with the highest elderly population and unemployment rate of 8.8%. there is four key battleground states where the unemployment elevated above the national average. we mentioned florida, in nevada, 12%, north carolina, where they had the dnc. 9.9%. michigan, 9%. 735 delegates up for grabs among those states. how does the obama campaign win them over with job reports like friday's? >> what they are doing is running a very specific state by state campaign. so when you talk about michigan, presiden
years later. part of what the president said when he later went on with first lady michelle obama to the pentagon was outside all the horror and tragedy, there is still hope that come out of that. take a listen. >> scripture tells us to not be overcome by evil. but over come evil with good. there is no better way to honor the best in those who died than by discovering the best in ourselves. this anniversary allows us to to renew our faith. even the darkest night gives way to a brighter dawn. >> reporter: is a was walk to the north lawn marine one was lifting off from the south lawn. he will be at the walter reed medical center to honor some wounded warriors. they are trying to not make this about politics today and make sure they remember the victims of 9/11. megyn: we are getting more information about that axlerod tweet going after mitt romney today. we'll bring that story to you in a moment. members of the house and senate filling the steps in front of the capital building on 9/11. the householding a similar observance before leaders of the house and senate made some remarks on
their lives 11 years ago today. in just a moment president obama and the first lady, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house. just to give you a sense of the remembrance going on today, at 9:30 the president will head over to the pentagon for a wreath laying service where he will make remarks along with leon panetta and martin dempsey. vice president joe biden will be in pennsylvania to honor the passengers who took action against the hijackers on flight 93. there will be a reading of the names of the passengers and crew and the vice president will deliver brief remarks. >> and barack obama and michelle obama coming out right now, mika. obviously this president has faced the challenges of -- >> exactly 46 past the hour. the moment of silence. ♪ ♪ >> john meacham, this president now carries the tremendous burden that the last administration carried, to hold true to the words that so many americans spoke 11 years ago, never again. and what a burden that is for him. >> never forget. you talk to presidents. you hear president obama talk
'm not surprised at all because i've gotten to know her. she's fantastic. i also think michelle obama did a very good job. there were a lot of very good jobs, but i think the democrats had more appropriate people to the party than the republicans did. >> steve: there was also bill clinton who gave a great if not very long speech on behalf of the current president. >> he did. >> steve: the day after the president gave his speech, donald, and by all accounts, the president flat in comparison to some of the soaring rhetoric that we've heard in the past, the day after, out pops the jobs number and it just couldn't be worse for the white house.6,000d 368,000 people left the hunt for jobs. for every job created, four people dropped out. the economic news couldn't get worse for the president. >> right. it was a bad report. it was a very bad report, was not covered as badly and as -- the way it should have been, but frankly, i'm listening to made in america or made in the usa, regardless of what he's saying, why isn't he doing something about china? he never attacks china. he's not stopping the problem
. betty ford, nancy reagan, barbara bush, laura bush, hillary clinton, certainly. i think michelle obama in all sorts of ways. so i think what the trend here is that as we get closer and closer to the current time, first ladies have a big influence on their husbands. >> host: what was mamie eisenhower's role? >> guest: she said, she used to say i was invited -- in eight years i was in to value office, four times, all four times i was invited. one way their marriage worked was they really did not discuss, you know, nuclear weapons policy or, you know, she felt there was a division of labor, and they actually had quite a good marriage, but it did not rest on being political partners. >> host: did bess truman hate being first lady as much as it seems? >> guest: i don't think it -- i think she protested too much a little bit. although at the very beginning she went right back to independence and did not come back for a long time, and it was very upsetting to her husband. she did not give press conferences. she was very private. one source of this was when harry truman was about to be named v
barack obama. [ applause ] >>> secretary panetta, general dempsey, members of our armed forces and most importantly, to the families, survivors and loved ones, of those we lost. michele and i are humbled to join you again on this solemn anniversary. today, we remember a day that began like so many others. there were rides to school and commutes to work, early flights and familiar routines, quick hugs and quiet moments. it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. even now, all these years later, it is easy for those of us who lived through that day to close your eyes and to find ourselves back there and back here, back when grief crashed over us like an awful wave, when americans everywhere held each other tight seeking the reassurance that the world we knew wasn't crumbling under our feet. 11 times we have marked another september 11th come and gone. 11 times we have paused in remembrance and reflection, in unity and in purpose. this is never an easy day, but it is especially difficult
obama is still sometims dogged by charges he's sometimes too aloof. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin asked the president about those labels. in an exclusive interview for a new cnn documentary. >> sometimes michelle and i not doing the circuit and going out to dinners with folks is perceived as us being cool. it actually has more to do with us being parents. when we're in town here in washington, in the evenings, 6:30, we want to be at the dinner table with our kids and i want to be helping with their homework. i think that's sometimes interpreted as me not wanting to be out there slapping backs and wheeling and dealing. it really has more to do with just the stage we are in in our lives. >> if you're re-elected, your girls will be older. they'll probably have their own weekend plans. >> it's already starting to happen. yeah. >> do you think you might do more outreach, what you call back slapping, with members of congress? >> my hope is that getting past this election, people will have an opportunity to maybe step back and say, you know what, the differences that divid
that in this world you need to be engaged, and he has engaged smartly. >> okay. next i want to introduce michele flournoy, she served as undersecretary of defense for policy from february '09 to february of this year. and prior to her confirmation, she helped lead president obama's transition team at the department of defense. in 2007 she cofounded the organization that doug just referred to, the nonpartisan think tank center for a new american security. republicans in states like virginia, notably, are using the impending sequesters as an issue against their democratic opponents. even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this sequester threat, and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> well, i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but because of the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. across-the-board cuts, no opportunity to protect priorities, you know, choose where you're going to accept and manage risk. and so i think,
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